3/15/2008 Minnesota Timberwolves at Portland Trail Blazers Free Picks by Jeff Alexander Print
Written by Anthony Rome   
Saturday, 15 March 2008 05:18

The Minnesota Timberwolves travel to Portland Saturday to take on the Trail Blazers and Jeff Alexander says that Portland will cover the spread. Oddmakers from online sportsbook Bodog opened the line at Portland –9.5.

Young writes: We have a 4-26 road team against a 22-9 home team here and we won't hesitate to take the home squad. After a rough stretch, the Blazers have started to play some hoops again and the result is a 7-3 ATS record their last 10 games. Portland is 4-1 SU and ATS versus the T-Wolves at home the past 3 seasons and 9-2 ATS in all games the past 3 seasons. Minnesota is 9-20 ATS when playing against a team with a winning record in the 2nd half of the season over the last 2 seasons and 15-28 ATS vs. division opponents over the last 3 seasons. The Blazers have won all 3 meetings this season, including a double digit victory at home. Lay the points here fellas.

Public betting information currently shows that of the 2,986 wagers placed on tonight’s game, 51% of bettors like Minnesota +9.5.  

Some trends to consider for tonight’s game:

- MINNESOTA is 63-80 ATS (-25.0 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.

- MINNESOTA is 19-34 ATS (-18.4 Units) second half of the season over the last 2 seasons.

- MINNESOTA is 9-19 ATS (-11.9 Units) after a division game over the last 2 seasons.

- MINNESOTA is 7-19 ATS (-13.9 Units) after 3 or more consecutive overs over the last 2 seasons.

- MINNESOTA is 22-34 ATS (-15.4 Units) after allowing 105 points or more over the last 2 seasons.

- MINNESOTA is 9-20 ATS (-13.0 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record - 2nd half of the season over the last 2 seasons.

- PORTLAND is 39-56 ATS (-22.6 Units) second half of the season over the last 3 seasons.

- PORTLAND is 42-60 ATS (-24.0 Units) when playing against a team with a losing record over the last 3 seasons.

- PORTLAND is 17-31 ATS (-17.1 Units) when playing against a team with a losing record - 2nd half of the season over the last 3 seasons.

- PORTLAND is 9-2 against the spread versus MINNESOTA over the last 3 seasons

- PORTLAND is 7-4 straight up against MINNESOTA over the last 3 seasons

- 6 of 11 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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